July 12, 2007
Alvarion Ltd. and Bridgewater Systems announced that Bridgewater has joined Alvarion’s OPEN WiMAX ecosystem to provide subscriber-centric policy management solutions for WiMAX deployments. With the signing of a worldwide reseller agreement, Alvarion will offer Bridgewater’s proven AAA Service Controller as part of its all-IP 4MotionTM WiMAX solution which provides an end-to-end solution for broadband network operators.
If these two companies really join together and start working on improvement, then we can surely expect some great thing to happen in the near future. Of course, we are not saying that without each other they are not improving, just that if they do join, they will have the opportunity to improve all of the things at a much higher speed and this way more things will be take care of and they will save a lot of money. This will be beneficial for both companies because working together they can reach to new ideas and it will even be beneficial to the users.
“We are pleased to be part of Alvarion’s best-of-breed 4Motion WiMAX solution,” said Tyler Nelson, vice president of business development and marketing for Bridgewater Systems. “Bridgewater’s participation in Alvarion’s OPEN WiMAX ecosystem will allow operators around the world to gain access to an industry-leading AAA solution that meets the requirements for mobile WiMAX, in addition to the functionality and carrier-grade performance required to support 4G services.”
Designed as open, standard, and interoperable, OPEN WiMAX is a complete ecosystem that encompasses network equipment, consumer electronics, service offerings, and even the end-users’ experience. OPEN WiMAX is the ecosystem of partners behind Alvarion’s highly scalable 4Motion solution, which combines BreezeMAXTM and best-of-breed systems to create an operator-centric network solution for WiMAX.
4Motion is designed to enable service providers to offer subscribers fixed and mobile personal broadband services anytime, anywhere. The complete all-IP Mobile WiMAX solution is designed to be compliant with 802.16e-2005 and WiMAX Forum Network Working Group specifications.
Fully interoperable with 4Motion’s Access Service Network gateways (ASN-GW), the Bridgewater Systems AAA Service Controller is a proven carrier-grade authentication, authorization and accounting (AAA) solution. It features a powerful policy and profile engine to allow service providers to control and manage access to advanced and differentiated services on a per-subscriber basis. The AAA Service Controller provides extensive support for mobile WiMAX often not available in legacy AAA servers, such as support for multiple EAP methods, dual RADIUS/Diameter protocol support, device and subscriber authentication, as well as mobile IP support.
“Our growing OPEN WiMAX ecosystem now includes Bridgewater’s leading subscriber-centric policy management products, which enables us to provide more flexible options in an end-to-end turnkey offering to the mobile WiMAX market,” said Rudy Leser, corporate vice president of strategy and marketing for Alvarion. “Together we will provide a compelling value proposition to the growing market for mobile WiMAX solutions, as Alvarion expands its 4Motion solution by continuing to add best-of-breed partners.”
Under terms of the agreement, Alvarion gains the right to resell the AAA Service Controller and associated modules for WiMAX on a non-exclusive basis around the world.